Company: Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, New York, United States
James Farrar, PhD, Professor at the University of Rochester, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Chemistry.
Dr. Farrar has been a professor with the University of Rochester since 1986, and formerly chaired the department of chemistry from 1997 to 2000. He is known as a prolific contributor to scientific literature and in addition to numerous published articles, he has been an editorial board member of J.W. Wiley Publications since 1992. Dr. Farrar feels he is successful in his line of work because of the outstanding students and colleagues he has worked with over the course of his career. He can be found in the pages of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the East.
Born in Pittsburgh to Martin W. Farrar and Lorraine H. Farrar, Dr. Farrar attended Washington University to earn an AB in 1970, followed by an MS from the University of Chicago in 1972. He earned a PhD there in 1974 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher with the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Farrar was welcomed by the University of Rochester in 1976, and has taught there ever since. In 1987, he was invited as a visiting fellow to the Joint Institute and Laboratory of Astrophysics in Boulder, Colorado.
Dr. Farrar is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has supported the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was honored with the 2006 Professor of the Year Award from the Students’ Association of the University of Rochester, as well as a 2005 Goergen Award for Excellence and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching, a 1985 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and a 1981 to 1985 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. Dr. Farrar is also the proud father of Stacey Elizabeth and Andrew Martin, alongside his wife, Kathy June Meyer.
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